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Modern Languages BA (Hons)

University of Bath

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Prepare for an international career. Achieve fluency in your A-level language and pick up a new one. Deepen your knowledge and understanding of political and cultural issues.

Studying Modern Languages enables you to read, write and speak two foreign languages with proficiency, as well as understand the social, political, economic and cultural evolution of the principal countries in which these languages are spoken.

You’ll gain a deep understanding of contemporary culture in these societies. You will develop highly valuable work-related skills enabling you to conduct research and analysis with confidence. You’ll be able to communicate, debate and interact in your chosen languages at an advanced level.

Year abroad

A year abroad in your third year is an exciting part of the degree. On your year abroad you will spend time in the countries of your chosen languages, in Europe or beyond. You can choose to study at a foreign university, to work as a language assistant in a school abroad, or to undertake a work placement abroad. You also have the flexibility of a combination of any of these options.

Our students have completed a wide variety of interesting placements as part of their year abroad. Study abroad examples include:

  • Sciences Po (Paris)
  • University of Siena (Italy)
  • National University of San Martin (Argentina)

Prepare for your future

The study of foreign languages enables you to pursue many job opportunities both here in the UK and overseas. You will be able to read, write, listen and speak in your chosen languages.

Your potential career paths are wide-ranging. Our graduates have become professional linguists, such as translators and interpreters in the European Parliament, or work as teachers. Most find work in public and private sector institutions, where their communication skills and cultural and social awareness are highly valued.

Application deadline

15 January

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A level : AAB

AABAAB in three A levels.For an advanced language option, your A level subjects must normally include that language.We will not require a pass in any separate science practical endorsement for a science A level if you apply for entry in 2022 (or deferred entry in 2023).A level Alternative offerMost of our students will join us with three A levels, but you may have study beyond this (such as a project qualification or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degre


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University information

University of Bath

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  • Campus address

    University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7AY, England

The University of Bath includes students and staff from all over the world. Over 130 nationalities are represented among nearly 4,000 international students.
Extra support is offered to students when they arrive, including collecting them from Heathrow Airport and organising a welcome programme of events.
English language support is available to non-native English speakers, helping them to continue building their language skills while they study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 50 10

    14th out of 40 7

    24th out of 49

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    146 71%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    159 82%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    147 75%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%



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